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Written by Daniel   
Saturday, 19 January 2008 12:42
 Programming error in Skype's communications software gives cybercriminals a new way to sneak malicious software onto users' PCs

By Robert McMillan, IDG News Service
January 18, 2008
InfoWorld

A programming error in eBay's Skype communications software could give cybercriminals a new way to sneak their malicious software onto a victim's PC. The flaw, which was reported Thursday by security researcher Aviv Raff, has to do with the way that Skype makes use of a Windows Internet Explorer component to render HTML. Because Skype does not apply strict security controls to the software, an attacker could run scripting code on the victim's system in a dangerous fashion and ultimately install malicious software.... [More]  [Comments]
 

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